Kauai, Hawaii's Island of Adventure
From the soaring cliffs of the Napali Coast to the vast chasms of Waimea
Canyon, Kauai embraces the senses like no other destination. Explore the
island via land, sea or air to experience settings you've only dreamed about.
Discover 50-miles of heavenly beaches from Poipu Beach to Hanalei Bay.
Explore charming and historic small towns like Hanapepe and Koloa where no
building is taller than a coconut tree. With so much to experience, "Hawaii's
Island of Discovery," is begging to be explored.
Beyond Kauai's dramatic beauty, the island is home to a variety of outdoor
activities. Kayak the Wailua River. Snorkel on Poipu Beach. Hike the trails of Kokee State Park. Even go ziplining above Kauai's lush valleys. But it is the
island's laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns and along its one-lane bridges that make it truly timeless. Make your escape to
Kauai and discover the undeniable allure of Kauai.
Anytime of year is a good time to visit Kauai with average yearly
temperatures ranging between 84 and 69 degrees. Ocean temperatures are
also perfect ranging from 71 to 81 degrees. Trade winds keep things
Some of the lush interior of the island is only accessible by air, so you may
find yourself taking a sightseeing sky adventure by helicopter or small plane.
Don't miss the chance to travel by foot on Kauai's magnificent hiking trails
or vast, trackless beaches.
Beaches on Kauai...50 miles of white sand beaches surround Kauai,
offering nice spots for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.
Family Fun on Kauai
See Waimea Canyon and learn about Kauai's environment at the Kokee
Natural History Museum in Kokee State Park. Let the little ones walk to the end of the pier at Hanalei Bay and play in the sand on the North Shore. You can also catch the hula show at the Smith Family Garden Luau or head to Lydgate State Park to play in the wooden play structure that will entertain
your kids for hours. Don't forget a ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway in
the Kilohana Estate, which is bound to bring a smile to your child's face.
And that's what really counts on your family vacation on Kauai.
Upcoming Special Festivals
AUAI POLYNESIAN FESTIVAL
Vidinha Stadium soccer field...May 24-27
Every day and evening, see Tahitian, Maori,
Samoan and Hawaiian entertainment, 'Polynesian Experience' (hands-on arts
and crafts activity), Polynesian Farmer's Market, solo and group dance
competitions, Hawaiian games, food booths, workshops, water slides, and
much more. All Kauai residents and visitors are welcome.
RED CLAY JAZZ FESTIVAL KAUAI
Kauai Lagoons Resort...June 27-30
Four days of Jazz and Blues on Kauai! Headliner, Miss E.C. Scott, winner of
numerous blues awards, tops off the festival on June 30th, preceded by the
Vanessa Santi Sextet - Afro Cuban Holiday, playing vibrant jazz with a Latin
flair. The Berklee College of Music All Stars and Kauai's own Kirk Smart
Quartet are also featured. Food booths will offer locally grown and prepared
items from several of Kauai's restaurants. Seating for the festival concert
is on the ocean-view lawn area at Kauai Lagoons Resort.
MOKIHANA FESTIVAL: UNDER THE PALMS AT WAILUA CONCERT
Aloha Beach Hotel...September 18 to September 22
Join us as we celebrate our Hawaiian culture through hula, music, arts and
crafts. Featuring Lady Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreria and Na Hoaloha and hula
performances from selected hula halau on Kauai. This popular event starts at
6pm and entertainment continues to 9pm. Doors open at 5pm. Food and
beverage will be available for purchase.
Here are some great places to stay while enjoying the island of Kauai::